Yamaha AVENTAGE MX-A5000 AV Power Amplifier


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Yamaha 11 Channel Surround Sound Home Theater Component Power Amplifier

Yamaha is proud to introduce two flagship separate components that stand at the pinnacle of the AVENTAGE Series of ultra-high performance components. They are the fullest expression of the AVENTAGE concept which combines fine craftsmanship, superb sound quality, unequalled sound realism, innovative technologies and enhanced controllability. Drawing on the spirit of uncompromising design and technological integrity manifested by our Z11 flagship receiver, the CX-A5000 and MX-A5000 take the AVENTAGE Series to new levels of audio performance, as well as greater than ever flexibility for use in network environments. By delivering not only great sound quality, but also the capability to achieve the best possible performance from any source, they take the home theater experience to a new standard of excellence and enjoyment.

Overwhelming Power and High Density Presence Achieved by 11.2 Channel Separate AV Amps
Making full use of Cinema DSP HD3, the pinnacle of three-dimensional sound field reproduction, the CX-A5000 AV pre-amplifier realizes detailed, accurate sound imaging. The MX-A5000 discrete structured 11 channel power amplifier delivers powerful driving force that provides superb quality and performance for all channels. Combining these two achieves overwhelming silence and sound filled with dynamic feeling - the goal to which Yamaha constantly aspires. With all types of sound sources, you will enjoy a deep resonance that immerses you in music with the full scale presence of 11.2 channels.

Specially Designed High Rigidity Chassis Eliminates the Effects of Vibration for Greater Sound Purity
As part of the no-compromise design policy for these two amplifiers, Yamaha created an advanced chassis with strong rigidity. Chassis stiffness is enhanced by an H-shaped cross frame that boosts mechanical strength by adopting aluminum side panels that increase the stiffness of the housing and by a three-ply structure with independent top cover and side panels. Any external vibration from the rack or other sources is damped by heavy insulators. The A.R.T. (Anti-Resonance Technology) Wedge in the center of the bottom cover acts as an additional vibration countermeasure and firmly supports the internal circuits and delicate parts. In addition, both models have a double bottom with the MX-A5000’s consisting of vibration control plates made of 1/8 inch (1.6 mm) black steel, the same type of construction used on the previous flagship model Z11. In order to support the heavy heat sinks and other parts, it has a left-right independent construction strengthened by a rigid-frame structure. The bottom frame reduces the transmission of vibration produced by the large power supply transformer and heat sinks. It also incorporates a heavy insulator that blocks external vibration.

Highest Quality Parts Achieve High Power to 11 Channels and Unrestricted Speaker Drive
The MX-A5000 uses a current feedback power amp with a three stage Darlington circuit that has superior phase properties and is resistant to speaker impedance fluctuation. To fully realize its inherent power, it uses high quality parts with superior sound quality that were strictly selected based on listening tests. The power supply transformer is a specially developed high output, high efficiency, largesize toroidal transformer. With two specially developed high capacity (27,000μF) block capacitors, it minimizes energy loss and features power supply capacity with generous headroom. This ensures sound capable of superior musical expression. The speaker output terminals are high quality gold-plated types and are compatible with Y plugs for optimum speaker connectivity.

Noise Resistant, Highly Reliable Balanced Connection
Electrical noise may be generated due to connection with other AV components and even to the connection between them, as well as from other sources of external noise. To ensure that the CX-A5000 and MX-A5000 are not affected by this distortion, they use balanced connections that are highly noise resistant—the same type generally used in pro audio equipment. Even the RCA unbalanced connection uses a ground sensing transmission method that achieves simple balanced transmission. In cases where each channel with the XLR is used selectively, the impact of noise flowing between the pre-amp and the chassis of the power amp is removed, minimizing sound quality deterioration due to the connection.
The CX-A5000 also allows balanced audio input connection to high grade source components such as CD players.

In Addition to 11.2 Channel Output, 5 Channel Bi-amping and Other Configurations are Possible
The CX-A5000 and MX-A5000 are designed to allow flexible system building. Complementing their 11 channel output that maximizes Cinema DSP HD3 performance and makes the most of the capabilities of the speakers, they also support bi-amping for tweeter and woofer driving with separate amps. Furthermore, they allow bi-amping of, for example, all five channels using the 11 internal channels. Extra amps can be used to power multiple zones in addition to the main room, letting you configure your system for music play in another room, such as a bedroom or kitchen. On the MX-A5000, you can switch all 11 channel input jacks back and forth between balanced and unbalanced for each channel, further increasing system flexibility.

Auto Power Standby
Using less power saves money and is friendly to the earth. The MX-A5000 has an Auto Power Standby function that will turn the power off after eight hours. It can be turned on and off via a rear panel switch and will be overridden by the trigger function.

More Information
Manufacturer Yamaha Aventage
Condition New
Mfg. Included Accessories  
Surround Channels 11
Power 170W per Channel (6 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.06% THD, 2 ch driven)
150W per Channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.06% THD, 2 ch driven)
170W per Channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 2 ch driven)
230W per Channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 1 ch driven)
Media Formats N/A
File Formats N/A
Audio Formats N/A
Tuner N/A
Network Functions N/A
Front Speakers N/A
Center Speakers N/A
Surround Speakers N/A
Subwoofer N/A
Audio Inputs (11) Balanced XLR
(11) Unbalanced RCA
Audio Outputs (13) Speaker (11 channel)
Phono Input N/A
Video Inputs N/A
Video Outputs N/A
HDMI Inputs N/A
HDMI Outputs N/A
USB Input/iPod Dock N/A
Network Connection N/A
App Control N/A
Finish Black
Width 17-1/8”
Depth 18-1/8"
Height 8-1/4"
Product Weight 56 lbs
Unique Features High-quality gold-plated speaker output terminals
Auto Power Standby
5 Channel Bi-amping and Other Configurations

Yamaha AVENTAGE Limited Warranty

Thank you for selecting a Yamaha product. Yamaha products are designed and manufactured to provide a high level of defect-free performance. Yamaha Corporation of America ('Yamaha') is proud of the experience and craftsmanship that goes into each and every Yamaha product. Yamaha sells its products through a network of reputable, specially authorized dealers and is pleased to offer you, the Original Owner, the following Limited Warranty, which applies only to products that have been (1) directly purchased from Yamaha's authorized dealers in the USA, including Puerto Rico (the 'Warranted Area') and (2) used exclusively in the Warranted Area. Yamaha suggests that you read the Limited Warranty thoroughly, and invites you to contact your authorized Yamaha dealer or Yamaha Customer Service if you have any questions.

This warranty covers RX-A AV Receivers, CX-A AV Pre-Amplifiers and MX-A Power Amplifiers against defects in materials or workmanship for three (3) years.

Yamaha will, at its option, repair or replace the product covered by this warranty if it becomes defective, malfunctions or otherwise fails to conform with this warranty under normal use and service during the term of this warranty, without charge for labor or materials. Repairs may be performed using new or refurbished parts that meet or exceed Yamaha specifications for new parts. If Yamaha elects to replace the product, the replacement may be a reconditioned unit.

You will be responsible for any installation or removal charges and for any initial shipping charges if the product(s) must be shipped for warranty service. However, Yamaha will pay the return shipping charges to any destination within the USA if the repairs are covered by the warranty.

This warranty does not cover (a) damage, deterioration or malfunction resulting from accident, negligence, misuse, abuse, improper installation or operation or failure to follow instructions according to the Owner's Manual for this product; any shipment of the product (claims must be presented to the carrier); repair or attempted repair by anyone other than Yamaha or an authorized Yamaha Service Center; (b) any unit which has been altered or on which the serial number has been defaced, modified or removed; (c) normal wear, battery or battery replacement and any periodic maintenance; (d) deterioration due to perspiration, corrosive atmosphere or other external causes such as extremes in temperature or humidity; (e) damages attributable to power line surge or related electrical abnormalities, lightning damage or acts of God; (f) RFI/EMI (Interference/noise) caused by improper grounding or the improper use of either certified or uncertified equipment, if applicable; or (g) interference arising from the use of wireless communication devices (e.g. 2.4 gHz cordless telephones), or other radio frequency emitting products such as microwave ovens, whether such interference impairs the operation of the product or vice-versa. Consult the Owner's Manual for guidance on set-up procedures for minimizing the risks of interference.

Any evidence of alteration, erasing or forgery of proof-of- purchase documents will cause this warranty to be void. This warranty covers only the Original Owner and is not transferable.

Warranty service will only be provided for defective products within the Warranted Area. Contact your local authorized Yamaha dealer who will advise you of the procedures to be followed. If this is not successful, contact Yamaha directly. Yamaha may request that you send the defective product to a local authorized Yamaha Servicer or authorize return of the defective product to Yamaha for repair. For products requiring in-home service, contact your local authorized Yamaha dealer to arrange for service. If you are uncertain as to whether a dealer has been authorized by Yamaha, please contact Yamaha's Service Department or check Yamaha's website.

Product(s) shipped for service should be packed securely and must be accompanied by a detailed explanation of the problem(s) requiring service, together with the original or a machine reproduction of the bill of sale or other dated, proof-of-purchase document describing the product, as evidence of warranty coverage. Should any product submitted for warranty service be found ineligible therefore, an estimate of repair cost will be furnished and the repair will be accomplished only if requested by you and upon receipt of payment or acceptable arrangement for payment.

Any implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose shall be limited in duration to the applicable period of time set forth above. Yamaha shall not be responsible for incidental or consequential damages or for damages based upon inconvenience, loss of use, damage to any other equipment or other items at the site of use or interruption of performances or any consequences. Yamaha's liability for any defective product is limited to repair or replacement of the product, at Yamaha's option. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. This is the only express warranty applicable to the product specified herein; Yamaha neither assumes nor authorizes anyone to assume for it any other express warranty.

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